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What Sweden joining NATO means for the alliance, Russia

Sweden officially joined NATO earlier this month, becoming the 32nd member of the military alliance.

We speak with James Black, assistant director of the Defense and Security research group at RAND Europe, about what Sweden’s ascension means for the military alliance and how Russia might respond.

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